Yes indeed today my good friend and colleague Peta from Strong Healthy Women Brisbane interviews me yes me Jennifer from Fit N Fifty Plus about all things Menopause. We talk about the good the bad and the ugly and put a much more positive spin on the best part of your life.
The usual hormone discussion but with an evolutionary twist and some tips and hints from both of us about travelling through this period of your life. The number one takeaway is that everyone’s journey is different and if you need help then go out and get it.
Working out at home with Peta Gillian from Strong, Healthy Women Brisbane. Peta and I take you through your house, garden and maybe your farm to show you how you can make the everyday a part of your exercise routine. We talk about incorporating fun with your family into your fitness routine as well as an interesting discussion about what you might wear whilst working out in the comfort of your own backyard, apartment, house or property. Some really good tips to set up your own workout with things you already have.
Shar Qui Bellydance Fitness with Oreet. This is not your usual fitness class, and definitely not your usual belly dance class either. Oreet specially designed the SharQui belly dance fitness because she wanted a faster more intense workout, along with all of the benefits of belly dancing. Oreet also designed the music to match.
Listen as we chat about the history of belly dance, and it has nothing to do with men. Using finger cymbals when you dance and why that is a part of belly dancing. More importantly the benefits of doing something you love to keep fit.
Check out your own free 30-minute SharQui Belly Dance download by going to the podcast page on my website.
Listen in and have a good laugh whilst I interview Heather Joy Campbell a Laughter Yoga practitioner and teacher. Heather and I explore how good laughing is for you, and how your brain doesn’t know the difference between fake and real laughing. Heather gives us some little tips for pretending to smile so you get the endorphins to de-stress immediately. She also gives us a few hints for incorporating mindful, or thoughtful laughing into our everyday. I guarantee that you will be smiling at the end of this conversation.
Leah Steinberg is an expert in “stuff” but particularly in managing your “stuff”. Leah talks with me about the service she offers to people who need to declutter and downsize. You know all of those things you have stored under the bed, in the shed and in that dusty cabinet? Well Leah can come in and help you pack it, sell it and get rid of it so you can go off and travel the world without worrying about the dusting.
Leah and I talk about the trials and tribulations of clearing out your life and moving on, and the international movement of senior move managers. A very practical discussion about getting the right kind of help and making some space in your life.
Dr Elise Sullivan, author of “Laying Bare the Power of You”, entrepreneur, dedicated horse woman and woman over 50 and I talk about life and the journey through your fifties. Elise takes us through some of the significant journeys in her life and we both reflect on how good it is to be over 50 and what that can mean for you as a woman. We cover everything from being silent for 10 days with Vipashna meditation through to a modern day love story and also cover off easy ways to feel at one with yourself.
Listen in for a funny but insightful look at one woman’s journey to empowerment and good health.
Peta Green is a Morning Mojo Guru and an expert in getting you moving fast enough to burn calories but more importantly keeping you fit so you can enjoy your life.
Peta is a personal trainer who carefully explains how you can get fitter in less time through HIIT, High-Intensity Interval Training. Moira and I discuss the current state of play in exercise science and talk about how you can fit this into your life with some great examples.
Peta has some great tips including her 50/ 10 rule for moving more in your day, and her 8/12 sec HIIT regime.
You really will learn something to help you and possibly also reduce the amount of time you thought you needed to exercise. This is a conversation loaded with practical tips.
Who would have thought being born in a pub could give you such a zest for life. Well meet Victoria Rose who says she burst into the world in a pub in outback Western Australia. Listen whilst Victoria talks with us about self-esteem, taking care of yourself and being a role model. Victoria challenges us to move, realize our own power and remain curious about the world around us to keep healthy, active and in touch with the world.
Trendsetter, accidental athlete and very wise woman challenges all of us to take charge of our health and give ourselves permission to be healthy. Rhonda talks about her research into women over fifty and why it can be a watershed decade. As well as an exploration of some of the effects of menopause on our bodies.
What does a pet shop have to do with a massage therapist? Do you know how to shimmy on a ball? Kristie takes us through some great information on how your body really works. The connections between your pelvic floor your glutes and stress incontinence, and she explains what having a good pelvic floor really is. Kristie also talks about how to work with a massage therapist, being the boss of your body and pre-flight checks for exercise.
Are you fighting the battle of your life with your health and fitness? Jenny takes us through her journey and includes some things we never talk about such as her battle with stress incontinence. An inspiring conversation with some really good tips for being a warrior woman and living your life to the full.
Weight a minute, do you know why and how to strength train? Dominique Williams takes us through the good, the bad and the ugly of training for strength as you get older. She gives you some great tips on the most effective exercise to do in your busy lives, as well as why you might want to have a lesson or two from a personal trainer.
Jennifer talks cycling and cycle travel with Jacinta. Some good tips on starting out and the importance of balance in your life.
Jennifer talks all things heart healthy and food with Angela. We discuss the inflammatory process and how what you eat can make a big difference to reducing your risk of heart and other chronic diseases.
Jennifer talks with Ally about looking after the girls, the importance of wearing a good bra. What’s important when buying one and performance wear for women.
Jennifer talks with Marie about how anyone can run even if you have never done it before. She shares her tips for older women and running.
Jennifer talks with Yvonne about walking and adventure and the great things about getting out of your comfort zone as a woman over 50.